Do you need an escape or just a great gift? Check out these suggestions for reading or giving – and of course, pick up the book from the library before you buy!

For the person who is devastated by the ending of Game of Thrones: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Imagine Ocean’s Eleven, but as an epic fantasy. Locke Lamora is the leader of a group of con men who have the intention of overthrowing the leader of the underworld on the island Camorr. Entirely entertaining, and there are currently four books out in the series!

For the sommelier: Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca Bosker
One of the best recent additions to food literature, journalist Bianca Bosker illustrates her journey into a community of wine experts while always asking the question: Why is wine such a big deal?

For the true crime connoisseur: Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake
Pick up the newest book on Charles Manson. Written by Dianne Lake, who at 14 years old became one of “Charlie’s girls,” and later helped put him into jail, the memoir gives insight on how the horrifying and fascinating “family” evolved.

For your friends who don’t act their age: All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg
Andrea Bern is on the verge of turning 40. She isn’t married and she doesn’t have kids, and she likes it that way. Told in short chapters that could double as short stories, we learn about her friends, family, and past relationships.

For more recommendations, be sure to stop by your local branch. Have no time? Fill out a Book Mate application online and one of CCPL’s librarians will match you with 3-5 titles.

The Lies of Locke Lamora      Cork Dork     Member of the Family      All Grown Up

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